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Hadsten House
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“STILL JUST GREAT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

This is one of those places which you would almost like to keep to yourself, but it is so well patronized now that that boat has sailed !! We've been there four times now, and I would never stay anywhere else in Solvang. First of all there is the excellent location. Hadsten House is on the main drag just as you enter downtown Solvang from the "Buellton side" off HWY 101, so you don't have to go through the whole town to get to the motel (but you do to get to the Casino, and maybe that's a good thing!). Next there is the placement: This is a very large two-story "motel", almost too good for that name, set back off the street and, unlike other Solvang hotels, not pseudo-Danish and not surrounded by noise and endless shops and restaurants. It has in fact its own little restaurant, and a tasty, hearty breakfast is included with the room price. In the same central building with the reception and the restaurant is the indoor pool with high beamed ceiling and lots of light through the side windows, absolutely clean and furnished with nice lounges and a hydro-lift for the disabled. Just outside of it is a walled patio area where smoking is allowed and there are a jacuzzi and two fireplaces to warm the cool nights of Solvang. The motel rooms are clean, beautifully furnished, and welcoming. all of the staff, from the front desk to the restaurant to the pool to the cleaning crew are just wonderful. Then, when you are ready to leave, you can just exit, turn left on the highway and go two miles back to Buellton and the freeway, or, if you prefer to return to Santa Barbara over the San Marcos pass, you can turn right and drive all the way through town, past the Casino, and go over the hill. Our room rate was $139, and with the substantial breakfast, it's a good deal. Just don't tell anybody I told you.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

BF and I booked this hotel based on reviews from tripadvisor, our stay was medicore until we returned home and realized we were missing a few items 1) BF's North Face fleece jacket, 2) my Oiselle running shorts, and 3) jewelery - 2 sets of earrings, 1 bracelet and a ring. We promptly conducted the hotel and were rudely brushed off by Mike the Manager who dismissed our claims. We are not mistaken, I travel frequently and pack by lists. Items were definitely stolen from our room by house keeping.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Belmont Shore, California
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Stayed one night Sunday Aug 17.
Hi's : spotless clean room ..ultra quiet A/C.. grounds tidy ..staff courteous and helpful
Breakfast really good for a buffet and free
Pool has a cover so one can swim when outside temps HOT
Walking distance to Succulent Cafe but viewing all the diners at the Hadsten restaurant means we will try next time
Medium : Pillows on the firm side so I should have asked for Down( which they have)it was my own fault for not asking.
Lo: smokebutts seemingly everywhere.
will continue to stay here when we viz 4 biz n wine

Room Tip: towards the rear
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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garland, tx
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140 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Traveling with my niece and we both enjoyed our room. Very nice clean room with enough room for the two of us to spread out. Parking is cramped but manageable. You can walk from your room to downtown Solvang so that was good. That way you can do all the wine tasting and not drive. The breakfast was very good although it is hard to get a full array of items. The were continually out of one item or another. For instance, you could get eggs and fruit but no potatoes or bread. Or you could get potatoes but no fruit or eggs. They only put out new food if someone mentions they are out. Suggest getting there when the open to ensure you get full breakfast in one shot. The check in was painless as well as check out. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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283 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

While they did a nice job updating a motel, at the end it is still a motel. Rooms are reasonably quiet if small, and have nice new furnishings and a coat of paint. The water pressure in the shower was poor. The free breakfast was marginal, with warming trays of bacon, over-cooked potatoes, and scrambled eggs seemingly from a pre-made liquid. Good location for Solvang, though prices were high. The large number of expensive cars in the parking lot (a few Mercedes, Porsches, etc.) indicate that this is probably as well as you can do for Solvang.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the second floor to be away from the street noise and people parking their cars.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Spent two nights here. Loved the decor, location, breakfast and an AMAZING AC system.
Our room was well decorated, very clean, and the AC was rockin. Since it was a hot weekend it was nice to come back to a cool room after wine tasting.
Parking was pretty good. We were able to park outside our room most of the time.
Breakfast was a super. Eggs, potatoes, bacon, oatmeal, cereal, fresh fruit, toast, coffee & orange juice. Everything was fresh, well prepared and was stocked regularly. The staff was friendly and walked around often to clean up.
The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 for this property is the front office staff was not that friendly. We were celebrating my husband's new job and I had put comments when I booked my reservation. Nothing was said when we checked in. We were not asked how our stay was when we checked out. Their website says that confirmation emails will be sent within 24 to 48 hours after booking. I waited 3 days and then called the hotel. I was told that you need to call to have confirmation emails to be sent. Also the handle in the bathroom was falling off and the water pressure in the shower was not good.
We'd stay at this Inn again and have recommend it to our family & friends.

Room Tip: Make sure you have AAA. It's a pricey town to stay in. $204 was the AAA rate. Yikes.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Third Lake IL
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71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This little place is a gem in the town of Solvang. It sits just at the end of the shopping area, a very short walk to all of the Danish bakeries, brew pub and gift shops. The hotel is perfectly decorated, with every detail providing a calm, restful environment. The lobby and little restaurant area have lovely, comfortable furniture. Our room had charming black and white paisley patterns, dark wood floor, and luxurious, firm mattresses. The bathroom area is separated from the sink with a sliding door. There was a small closet which contained blow dryer and other items. The sink had ample counter space. The room was immaculate and among one of the most comfortable experiences I have had in a hotel.

There is a pool/spa area that looks great, but I did not use it. The breakfast is included and is served fresh with eggs, potatoes, fruit, toast etc., providing a wonderful start to the day. Staff is unobtrusive but friendly.

I would return to Hadsten House again in a heartbeat. You will not go wrong staying here.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor are accessed by stairs. All doors open to a courtyard where the cars are p...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hadsten House

Property: Hadsten House
Address: 1450 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93436 (Formerly Vagabond Inn Solvang)
Region: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Solvang
#3 Business Hotel in Solvang
#4 Family Hotel in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hadsten House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pool and Spa closed 3/13/17 to 3/27/13 for resurfacing. We apologize for any inconvenience. ... more   less 
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